Which would you recommend more, the Arbor Coda or the Signal Omni? Also, in non pow conditions, which one is better on hard pack/ice. I was reading a review last night that said testing a board on hard pack and icy conditions, albeit less than ideal, is actually a great way to show you the limits of the board you're on. After all, if you're looking for a true all mountain deck, you want it to everything. And what board doesn't perform on good snow?Actually no. It's too stiff to get into the bends of the moguls. From ride try maybe the Highlife.
I would also highly recommend the Arbor Coda, Flow Infinite PopRock, Flow Team, or the Signal Omni.
I believe yours is the only opinion to that effect that I've ever seen. I think it's clearly colored by your general dislike of the DH2.4/2.5. In any event, the definitive stiffness rating is Ride's, and they rate the Highlife 8 and the DH2.4 only 7. The Highlife also uses 90A Slimewalls, which are stiffer than the 85A Slimewalls on the DH2.4.No its not.
Well, suitability for moguls is different from stiffness, but I don't disagree with that. However, if I wanted a board that was great for moguls (I don't), I'd probably look for something a lot more flexible than either of these. I will say that the DH2.4 seems somewhat better for moguls than pure camber, because the ProRize nose does help to keep the board up.Either way I still say the Highlife is better suited because it has no camber in it to fight.